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Aubrey Campbell and Evan Sheets appear in Collaborative Theatre Project's "Tuck Everlasting," opening Friday, Nov. 23. Photo by Gerry Katz

Theater: Friday, Nov. 16

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.

‘Tuck Everlasting’: This new musical is based on children’s writer Natalie Babbitt’s tale of Winnie Foster and her encounter with the Tuck family, who never age. When Winnie loses her father, and her mother and grandmother mourn, she desperately wants to live again. She runs into the woods, torn between drinking from a spring of eternal life or living her own finite one. Lauren Blair directs. Aubrey Campbell plays Winnie; Evan Sheets, Eoghan McDowell, Alex Boyles and Lisa-Marie Newton play the Tucks. An opening night gala will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, Dec. 13-15, Dec. 20-22, and Dec. 27-29. Matinees are set for 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Nov. 24-25, Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, and Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. Tickets are $28, $22 for ages 55 and older, $20 for students and ages 17 and younger, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.

Shoestring Productions Theatrical Troupe: Call 541-842-0224 for information.

‘A Murder is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery’: This Agatha Christie who-done-it will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Tickets are $8, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door. Senior tickets will be $3 for the 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased online at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org, at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-646-2971 for information.

‘Walter Cronkite is Dead: Playwright Joe Calarco’s charming comedy about two women — a liberal named Margaret and a conservative named Patty — grounded at an airport during a storm, focuses on a difficult, revealing and frank conversation that results in mutual understanding between the political opposites. Jeannine Grizzard directs. Presila Quinby and Elizabeth Suzanne play the roles. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Tickets are $18. Reserved seats are available online.

Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557 for tickets. Group discounts are available.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’: This Christmas comedy-drama adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies is a heartwarming story of Kris Kringle, who gets a job as Santa at Macy’s department story. He sends waves of good will to the store’s customers and all who meet him, but a corporate vocational counselor sees him as deluded and dangerous, and Kringle winds up in court as a fake. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. The show opens Friday, Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 16. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Preview tickets are $5. All other tickets are $15. A pay-what-you-want show will be presented Dec. 6.

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.

‘Tuck Everlasting’: This new musical is based on children’s writer Natalie Babbitt’s tale of Winnie Foster and her encounter with the Tuck family, who never age. When Winnie loses her father, and her mother and grandmother mourn, she desperately wants to live again. She runs into the woods, torn between drinking from a spring of eternal life or living her own finite one. Lauren Blair directs. Aubrey Campbell plays Winnie; Evan Sheets, Eoghan McDowell, Alex Boyles and Lisa-Marie Newton play the Tucks. An opening night gala will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, Dec. 13-15, Dec. 20-22, and Dec. 27-29. Matinees are set for 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Nov. 24-25, Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, and Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. Tickets are $28, $22 for ages 55 and older, $20 for students and ages 17 and younger, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)’: This comic holiday romp by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez — told by Cabaret newcomer Eleise Moore and Cabaret favorites Stephen Kline and Katie Worley Beck — previews Tuesday, Nov. 20, opens Wednesday, Nov. 21, and runs through Monday, Dec. 31. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, Nov. 24-26, and Wednesdays through Mondays, Nov. 28 through Dec. 3, Dec. 5-10, Dec. 12-17, Dec. 19-24, and Dec. 26-31. Matinees are set for 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. Rick Robinson directs. Look for live music, holiday stories, carols, stories about strange Christmas traditions and pop-culture references in this madcap holiday tour-de-force. Tickets are $25 for the preview. Tickets for all other performances are $39, $25 for bistro seating.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.

‘Into the Woods’: This cavalcade of fractured fairy tales set to irresistibly rich music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine intertwines the plots of Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault tales to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Paul Barnes directs. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, in the Main Stage Theatre. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for full-time students.

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